Vladimir Temovate: page of Vladimir Tzemach in the “Classmates”
On 7 September, the exchange of prisoners between Russia and Ukraine was postponed because of the position of the Netherlands. About this newspaper nu.nl with reference to the letter from the head of the Dutch foreign Minister Stef Blok to the Parliament.
According to the newspaper, the authorities of the Netherlands tried to prevent the transfer of former military self-proclaimed Donetsk people’s Republic (DPR) Vladimir Tzemach, who is considered the main witness in the case of the downed over Donbass Malaysian Boeing. In particular, the public Prosecutor’s office repeatedly asked the Ukrainian colleagues to leave Tzemach available for investigation, however, when it became clear that Kiev has already included it in the lists on the exchange, “the Netherlands went further”.
So, according to the Minister, Ukraine has delayed the process of exchange of prisoners to enable the Dutch to question Tzemach in the case of the downed “Boeing”. Block also noted that the Dutch government “deeply regrets” that the ex-soldier still gave Moscow. In addition, the diplomat criticized Russia for its Ukrainian side pressure.
Earlier the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky said that Vladimir Tzemach interrogated before being sent to Russia. According to the head of SBU Ivan Bakanova, the inclusion of a former soldier in the list on the exchange was a condition of the Russian side. Failure to issue Tzemach would mean the breakdown of the negotiations, he said.
Russia and Ukraine exchanged prisoners on 7 September. The exchange took place according to the formula “35 on 35”. In addition to Tzemach, in Moscow also flew the chief editor of the portal “RIA Novosti Ukraine” Kirill Vyshinsky. Russia gave Ukraine filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and all detainees in the Kerch Strait sailors.
The former chief of defense of DPR Vladimir Tzemach was detained on 4 July at his home on uncontrollable Kiev territories. Ukrainian intelligence agencies believe implicated in the collapse of the “Boeing” because he had served in the city of Snow, where the airliner was shot down.
“Boeing-777” airline Malaysia Airlines, flying flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in the Donetsk region on July 17, 2014. On Board were 298 people, they all died. International investigative group on the basis of the investigation decided that the aircraft was shot down by a missile complex “Buk”. Among the suspects — three Russians and one Ukrainian.
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